This is a sign outside the Eagles Nest Bar and Grill in Longreach, Queensland. It reads in full:
“2000 years ago Jesus Christ made headlines turning water into wine. The tradition continues…. We turn money into beer. (Sorry no Muslims).”
The Boycott Halal in Australia? No Way Facebook page has posted a report from a local resident:
“A friend rang them and asked if they had a sign out front saying ‘Sorry no Muslims’. He said ‘Yes, that’s right’. He was asked ‘What’s your reason for putting the sign there?’, and he said ‘Just, no Muslims’. When asked again ‘But what’s your reason for putting the sign there?’ he hung up.
“We were present when the call was made and confirm what was said. This is clearly discrimination and will be reported to the Australian Discrimination Commission. And it’s certainly unAustralian. Shame on you, Eagles Nest Bar and Grill, Longreach.”
Update: See “Longreach restaurant in trouble for anti-Islamic sign”, Brisbane Times, 22 December 2014
Update 2: See also “Longreach mayor says restaurant’s ‘sorry no Muslims’ sign ‘unfortunate’; owner receives ‘abusive’ calls”, ABC News, 22 December 2014
And Grace Jennings-Edquist, “No, this isn’t ‘freedom of speech’. It’s hate speech”, Mamamia, 23 December 2014